March 16, 2012

Another Lie In The Life Of The Presidency

A commenter to the piece below, wrote:

"This is so comparable to Neville Chamberlain negotiating with Hitler in 1939 and Stalin negotiating with FDR in 1945. After Neville Chamberlain returned from negotiating with Adolf Hitler in Munich, Winston Churchill famously commented, “You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.” Stalin was able to invade and enslave Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Lithuania, Poland, etc. Clearly, Obama's policy will restore the Taliban savages to rule Afghanistan again..." 

Sadly, he is very right...  |  March 15, 2012

Obama Has The Audacity To Lie About Stopping The Taliban

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Taliban fighters. Courtesy:

War On Terror: Publicly, the president talks tough about the Taliban. But privately, he has waved the white flag, begging for a truce while even promising to free Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.

At Wednesday's joint White House press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Obama did not level with the American public when he claimed he has broken the back of the Taliban and stopped their forward momentum.

"What's undeniable," he claimed, "is that our forces are making very real progress: dismantling al-Qaida; breaking the Taliban's momentum; and training Afghan forces so that they can take the lead and our troops can come home."

He vowed to "make sure the Taliban understand that they're not going to be able to regain momentum."

In fact, Obama is secretly helping the banned terror group make a miraculous comeback a decade after being driven out of the Afghan capital by the Bush administration.

He recently tasked diplomats to negotiate the release of several Taliban detainees in exchange for Taliban leaders agreeing to share power with the Karzai administration in Kabul.

"If all goes as hoped," Reuters reported last month, "U.S. and Qatari negotiators will meet soon to nail down final details for transferring Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo prison — a momentous step for President Obama, the Afghan war and perhaps U.S. foreign policy as well."

Now the Taliban has walked on Obama's secret deal and is threatening to behead American soldiers.

How is turning over Taliban terrorists captured on the battlefield after 9/11 "breaking the Taliban"? How is negotiating with terrorists and giving them a seat at the table denying them the ability to "regain momentum"?

As propaganda goes, this ranks among Obama's most audacious and cynical, and only adds to the trust deficit he has deservedly earned.

Here are the facts concerning what our intrepid commander in chief has really been doing behind the scenes:

Late last year, Obama dispatched his Afghan envoy, Marc Grossman, to hold secret meetings with a top aide to Taliban chief Mullah Omar to negotiate a "peace" deal.

To entice the Taliban, Obama approved the transfer of at least five Taliban prisoners — including one responsible for the deaths of several Americans — from Gitmo to Qatar, where the administration agreed to set up a political office for the Taliban.

In a curious departure from his strategy to decapitate the al-Qaida leadership, the president has refused to carry out a single drone, air or ground strike against Omar or the rest of the Taliban leadership confirmed hiding in plain sight in Quetta, Pakistan.

These policies just embolden the enemy at a time when their fatal attacks on our troops are at an all-time high.

Far from being broken, the Taliban troglodytes are poised to take back power and reinstate their brutal Islamic theocracy. A recently leaked classified NATO report reveals that Taliban insurgents have gained support among the Afghan masses and are biding their time until U.S. troops pull out in 2014 on Obama's orders.

"Many Afghans are already bracing themselves for an eventual return of the Taliban," the report states.

Meanwhile, Taliban agents have thoroughly infiltrated the Afghan security forces that Obama thinks will "take the lead" fighting the Taliban when our troops depart. They've now gotten close enough to our troops to kill even senior officers who are advising and training them.

But the more Obama appeases the Taliban, the more he appeases his anti-war base. Polls show Democrats do not see a point to the war on terror and want the U.S. to surrender.

GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, on the other hand, vows to keep fighting the Taliban until they're defeated. To do otherwise, he rightly argues, would allow the terrorists to reuse Afghanistan as a launching pad for attacks on America.

Original article here.


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